A case has been registered against cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, and Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar in Jodhpur for their ‘outrageous’ comments on the show Koffee With Karan 6 in December last year. The episode had instantly became the talk of the town after Pandya’s remarks over women drew the ire from social media users, terming it ‘misogynistic’ and ‘racist’. Recently, Karan Johar opened up about the on-going controversy in an interview with ET Now saying that the controversy has now gone into a zone where damage control isn’t possible.
"I have to say that I feel very responsible because it was my show, it was my platform. I invited them as guests and so the ramifications and repercussion of the show are my responsibility. I have had so many so many sleepless nights, wondering about how I can undo this damage, who is gonna listen to me. It's now gone into a zone which is beyond my control."
“The questions I asked to the two boys are the questions I ask everyone including women. When Deepika and Alia were on the show, I have asked them the same. I have no control over the answers that come my way. I have a control room of 16 to 17 girls. The show Koffee With Karan is entirely run by woman, I’m the only man there. None of them came up. Some thought he was wild, he was crazy, he’s crack, he’s mad. They said he’s funny. No one came and told me it was inappropriate, maybe you should reflect on it.” Said Karan.
The 46-year-old filmmaker rubbished the reports of doing it for the TRP’s. He said, “It’s not about my career, It’s theirs”.
“Perhaps things crossed boundaries, I apologise since it was my platform. I suppose that the boys have paid the price for it already.”